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#977 of 1027 Fill-up day results
Apr 29, 2010 (10:04 am)
2002 Camry XLE, average MPG--23.11, 357 mi.., 2006 Pontiac Grand Prix GT-supercharged version MPG--21.98, 271 mi...Both cars are driven over the same routes, usually a/c is on, and sunroof open..It's Florida!!!!!
The XLE is a 4-banger w/80k miles, and the Pontiac is the V-6 S/C with 44k miles.The XLE is driven by a woman, and I drive the Pontiac..
The XLE runs on regular gas, and the other one on premium..V-Plus..and synthetic oil..
I would venture to say that 70% of the cars in Florida carry the Foreign label, not BIG 3 vintage...just an observation..Ford now gives the best Big3 dealer coverage with GM and Chrysler at the bottom of the barrel..Hyundai and Kia seem to have more dealerships than there are gas stations..
Keep buying the cars from the offshore guys for we must keep the Asian countries in "Good Health"..No more cars for me from the GM or Chrysler, so Ford is the only one left to receive consideration..
Toyota builds a good car, don't want to offend anyone for after the recall and some lawsuits along with a stiff government fine for covering up a few safety problems, they will return to old way of doing business..
#978 of 1027 Re: Fill-up day results [motorcity6]
Apr 30, 2010 (4:52 am)
2002 Camry XLE, average MPG--23...The XLE is a 4-banger
2010 Fusion Sport, 3.5L V6, avg. 23.4 MPG. You might want to take that Camry back and have it fixed if you are only getting 23MPG with a 4 cylinder.
#979 of 1027 Re: Fill-up day results [acdii]
Apr 30, 2010 (6:06 am)
You don't know the driving style here, remember -- driving style and route are essentially everything to mileage. A V6 will get low 30s in the right conditions, where a 4-cyl can easily hit the teens under a lead-foot in town.
#980 of 1027 Re: Fill-up day results [motorcity6]
Apr 30, 2010 (7:54 pm)
I think people will still buy Toyota regardless of recall and news.. Toyota build good cars.
#981 of 1027 Re: 2010 Camry Hybrid XLE [fdm1]
Apr 30, 2010 (7:57 pm)
Yes cold weather and windy condition will affect the mpg.. I lost about 3-4 mpg in that kind of condition.
#982 of 1027 Re: Fill-up day results [acdii]
May 14, 2010 (10:52 am)
Great pick, Fusion Sport, my 2nd choice behind the Mustang GT or new V-6 w/performance pkg..Fusion Sports are priced right, great suspension, nice engine, sunroof, and leather available with out the door pricing around 22,000..for a loaded one..Beats Camry SE 4 or 6 bangers on pricing. by a wide margin.
The 2002 Camry in my garage just received a 4-wheel brake job, 4 new tires, and a oil change, not performed by a discount house or Toyota dealer. A "Tire Rack" installer, 2 man shop, appt only, hands on, skilled mechanics, and not cheap, but good..Had 4 new Michelins put on the 2006 Pontiac, junked the 4 Handkooks which were shot after 10k miles..
The driver of the Camry is somewhat aggressive so mileage probably suffers, and I will give it the triple-digit tuneup when I take her to airport next week..100+ for a few miles should blow out the carbon and dust..Always has worked for all my cars, tuneups are allowed100k..or tradein to avoid a/c or tranny problems..
#983 of 1027 6-speed automatic transmission
May 19, 2010 (4:29 pm)
I own a 2010 Avalon equipped with a 6-speed auto. transmission. The transmission is very annoying as it hesitates and seems to be confused. The majority of my driving is city driving. What I cannot stand is when I let my foot off of the accelerator, the car literally pulls back and hesitates significantly. It seems as though all power to the engine is cut off completely (almost feels like car is going to stall, but I know there isn't anything mechanically wrong). In other words, the car doesn't coast once the gas pedal is released.
I have been reading extensive reviews from owners of 2005-2010 Avalons and many owners experience and complain of the same issue. It seems as though Toyota has purposefully designed the transmission to do this to help boost fuel economy.
Anyway, I am very dissatisfied with my Avalon's performance. I am looking to trade it in for something else (another Toyota) that doesn't have this problem. For 2010, Toyota included the 6-speed auto. transmission on the Camry. For those 2010 Camry owners, do any of you experience this hesitation issue? Specifically those with the 4 cylinder engine? Prior to my Avalon, I owned a 2004 Corolla and this car's transmission was awesome! No hesitation of any kind, ever. This car would "coast" for long distances once I let my foot off of the gas pedal and NEVER hesitated.
Any feedback from current 2010 Camry owners will be appreciated!
#984 of 1027 Re: 6-speed automatic transmission [ntassistant]
May 20, 2010 (3:16 am)
Why don't you place the transmission into the manual shift mode and upshift it to the next gear to see if that cures your wanting to coast
#985 of 1027 Re: 6-speed automatic transmission [ntassistant]
May 20, 2010 (7:33 am)
SOP....The "wave" of the future...?
CVT will always yeild the best FE so the closer, the more gear ratios a tradintional gearbox has the closer it can come to a CVT's FE. Fuel Cut, total and complete fuel cut, during coastdown periods, is now the "standard". Remove your foot from the gas pedal and as long as there is enough forward momentum to keep the engine turning over with ZERO fuel that's the way it works. Once that momentum declines below the needed level fuel flow will begin again and then you will likely feel a slight "lurch" forward, reduced/lowered engine braking, as a result.
#986 of 1027 Re: 6-speed automatic transmission [ntassistant]
May 20, 2010 (5:05 pm)
Camry, Avalon, and Performance are words that do not belong in the same sentence ever! If you were looking for Performance then your shopping at the wrong automaker!